World Consumer Rights Day is celebrated on March 15 of every year. It is nothing, which If you have ever purchased something and needed to return it, exercised your consumer’s rights. These rights have not always been something that easily enforced. The organization Consumers International has brought awareness to these rights with World Consumer Rights Day. It is an opportunity to promote the rights of all consumers, demanding that those rights are respected and protected with a chance to protest against the market abuses and social injustices which undermine those rights.
History of World Consumer Rights Day (WCRD)
WCRD was founded in 1960 as Consumers International with the goal to fight for a fair and safe sustainable future for consumers in a global market dominated by international corporations. Citing President John F. Kennedy’s groundbreaking address, they take his definition of consumer rights as their definition. It also agreed that the President’s remarks set the ball in motion to make these rights something more than just words on paper, but rights that would come to be something enforceable. World Consumer Rights Day (WCRD) has over 200 members and spans 100 countries as Consumer International, and they will take their mission as being a voice and champion for consumers in policy-making forums and the global marketplace. Also, they will work outside of any political parties and maintain their independence so that they can make sure that consumers are treated properly. The theme for World Consumer Rights Day 2022 is Fair Digital Finance.
Other Celebrations on March 15
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How to celebrate the World Consumer Rights Day
Celebrating the day is very simple and easy. In your community, look for events that are trying to bring awareness to consumer rights, or areas of public policy that need changes. The day is about mobilizing citizen action groups across the world, and if everyone joined in to help in their communities, it comes closer to meet their goal, and that is addressing. Perhaps the need to look to Washington or other capitals that are making policy will need to be addressed. Consumers International is all about making sure that the voice of the consumer is not silenced. So, raise your voice and let it be heard. To spread on social media you can use the hashtag #WorldConsumerRightsDay.
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